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Considering a new ERP system? Six reasons you should implement business intelligence first

For many IT professionals, the thought of changing or updating an ERP system is unbearable. Aside from the selection process, which itself can take many months, the implementation project can run from a couple of months to a couple of years. During this period, existing IT infrastructure is generally put in a holding pattern and all new projects are frozen. So, how can business intelligence help?

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Topics: Job Role - IT

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Considering a new ERP system? Six reasons you should implement business intelligence first

For many IT professionals, the thought of changing or updating an ERP system is unbearable. Aside from the selection process, which itself can take many months, the implementation project can run from a couple of months to a couple of years. During this period, existing IT infrastructure is generally put in a holding pattern and all new projects are frozen. So, how can business intelligence help?

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Topics: Job Role - IT

How can business intelligence help IT?

As more data is available to businesses, there is an increasing desire from management to use data to inform decision making. This in turn puts pressure on IT who have to create reports faster and at a greater capacity than before. It is no surprise that as many as 63% of CIOs see analytics as critical to their company.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT

3 steps to successful data analysis with business intelligence

So, your BI tool is in place. Quality data is starting to flow from databases and resources into the central database. The next critical process for BI success is analysis.

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

5 things to look for when choosing a business intelligence tool for your business

At the end of 2015, the BI market was in a state of unrest. “Big Data, cloud services, predictive analytics and data science are continually innovating spaces that feed into BI, constantly changing the role it plays within enterprises and a growing number of small to midsize businesses.”

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

Achieving business intelligence success through stakeholder engagement

In order for a business to succeed with its business intelligence projects, stakeholder engagement from start to finish is key. By engaging in continuous communication with a variety of staff at different levels, you can help ensure the project lives up to every stakeholder’s requirement.

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

The role of the executive in a data-driven organization

While business intelligence brings actionable data to managers and other relevant employees within the organization, executive support remains the key driver of success or failure. 

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

Data – your greatest business asset

According to Gartner, 80 per cent of CEOs claim their data is an asset but only 10 per cent say that their company actually treats it that way. 

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

[eBook] How to gain a competitive and strategic advantage through data and reporting

How long does it take you to prepare for your monthly board or management meetings?

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

Why your company culture is key to business intelligence success

Despite the increasing adoption rates of business intelligence (BI), many executives do not feel their organization is a leader in the usage of data and analytics. Company culture towards a BI solution is a key determinant of a company’s success with BI. Promoting a company culture that values data-driven decision making and an understanding of the benefits of BI is essential.

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

[On-demand video] How to choose the right business intelligence tool for you

Data. You have to use it or lose it. But how do you choose a business intelligence software tool that will help you put your business data to best use across your business?

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Topics: Job Role - Finance, Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

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